Invitation to Submit Abstracts for Special Issue of Behavior Therapy on the Intersection of Implementation Science and Behavioral Health [abstracts due December 31, 2016]

Nov 18,2016 | Consortium staff Call for Papers

Abstracts due by December 31, 2016
If accepted, full submissions will be due by June 1, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite manuscripts for a special issue of Behavior Therapy that will focus on research at the intersection of implementation science and behavioral health. The field of clinical psychology has produced many effective treatments over the past century. One of the major challenges in the field is transporting these evidence-based practices into community setting so that all individuals who need them have access to gold-standard treatments. Implementation research is the scientific study of the methods to integrate evidence-based programs into community settings. This special issue will include empirical articles that highlight innovative work implementing evidence-based practices for psychiatric disorders in a range of community settings (e.g., schools, primary care, specialty behavioral health). We will also consider literature reviews that are relevant to advancing the science of implementation. Manuscripts highlighting innovative methods, sophisticated measurement of implementation determinants and outcomes, comparative effectiveness of implementation strategies, and those that delineate the mechanisms through which implementation strategies operate are particularly welcomed.

If you are interested in submitting an article for this special issue, please send an abstract (no more than one page) to Courtney Benjamin Wolk by December 31st, 2016. We will review all submissions and, if your abstract is accepted, we will invite full submissions that will be due by June 1st, 2017.


Rinad Beidas and Courtney Benjamin Wolk
Guest Editors, Behavior Therapy